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why does my urine smell like what i eat

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Somewhat true: Many foods have chemical components which are excreted directly in the urine. Notable with asparagus and less so with other foods. Not true with some ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More water: Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: It is entirely normal and is the same for every one.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Spices: Lots of sausage brands have some spices inclusions and those may not be processed by our bodies and penetrate in the urine unprocessed causing your ur ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
31 years experience Urogynecology
Water intake?: Urine is a byproduct of the kidneys filtration of the blood. It is common for urine that is concentrated to have a stronger odor. Increasing water i ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ate something else !: It is usually a function of what you ate. It may be that you ate something that has either garlic or onion hidden in the ingredients, as you know many ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
13 years experience Gynecology
Sardines: There is probably something in the sardines that is excreted in the urine and causes the urine to have a similar smell. This can happen with some food ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bassel
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible diabetes: see your doctor for urinalysis and blood sugar
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrocarbon: Aromatic hydrocarbons are filtered into the urine and can smell like many familiar odors.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bassel
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible diabetes: see your doctor for a blood sugar
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
For you yes.: Nothing to worry about.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bassel
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unsure: see your doctor for a urinalysis
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